Saturday, December 03, 2016

dec.10 | a quiet day for advent

An evening of silence and reflection in the season of expectation.

A Quiet Day for Advent

Hosted by St. Hildegards' Sanctuary, this day will include prayer and poetry and a variety of creative contemplative practices, including making a Christ candle or Anglican prayer beads.

Where: St. Mary's Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver
When: Sat. Dec. 10th, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
To register: 604-266-8011 or

Friday, December 02, 2016

holy mo! a christmas show! | sunday 2 pm matinee

This Sunday, December 4th at 2pm join Guff, Buffoona and Follie in HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! as they retell the Nativity story like you've never heard it before! For tickets call our box office at 604.731.5518 or visit us online at

holy mo! a christmas show! | opening night

HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! opens tonight on our stage! We are thrilled to be sharing this new and hilarious script with you. Although it is a sequel to the HOLY MO! series, HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! is a re-telling of the Nativity story by Guff, Buffoona and Follie. For tickets call our box office at 604.731.5518 or visit us online at  

WARNING! Side effects of watching HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! may include laughter, merriment, and awkward questions about the existence of Santa.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

holy mo! a christmas show! | pay-what-you-can preview

Tonight is pay-what-you-can preview for HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW!, at the door (after 7 pm). Advance tickets are available for $14.95 at or by calling our box office at 604.731.5518. See you tonight!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

holy mo! a christmas show! | trailer

The creative team are putting the final touches on HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW!, opening this Friday, December 2nd at 8 pm! Check out the trailer for the show and share it with all your family and friends. A huge shout out to Peter Carlone for helping with the video.

holy mo! a christmas show! | meet the cast

We couldn't be more excited about the cast of HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW!. Here's an introduction to the faces behind the masks of our beloved trio.

Lucia Frangione: Lucia is a PT veteran on and off the stage. She's written all three HOLY MO plays and HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! marks her second appearance as Follie, the adored ringleader in the troupe. Lucia was last seen on the PT stage in 2014 in ESPRESSO.

Anita Wittenberg: Anita received a Jessie nomination for her work in the original production of HOLY MO, back in 1997. Anita has also performed in two of Lucia’s previous plays: CHICKENS and WEST COAST REVUE, for Chemainus Theatre.

Jess Amy Shead: Jess joined the PT family last year as a company apprentice where she took part in 9 projects in 10 months. Jess was last seen on the PT stage in WIT as one of the ensemble members and her apprentice project, THE DROWNING GIRLS.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

christmas campaign | the tally | 26% of our goal achieved

It's that time of the year again! Pacific Theatre's annual Christmas Campaign is here. We are seeking donations to assist with the general operations of our company. The goal for this years campaign is $50,000. Donations make great gifts and come with tax receipts!

50 + 50 + 50 + 100 + 500 + 500 + 67 + 200 + 20 + 10 + 100 + 100 + 200 + 1,000 + 10,000 = 12,947

To help us reach a 100% of our goal you can donate online here or by calling 604-731-5483.

Monday, November 28, 2016

holy mo! a christmas show! | meet the troupe | follie

The final member of the weird and wacky performing troupe in HOLY MO! A CHRISTMAS SHOW! is Follie.

Introducing: Follie

Follie is the ringleader. She keeps things grounded and focused on the heart of the story. If anyone in the troupe was the "mama bear", it would be Follie: with her passion for telling stories and love for her fellow storytellers, she keeps the wagon moving forward.

dec. 2 | ordinary time

Wondering where else you can catch our fantastic CHRISTMAS PRESENCE musicians? Check out the release of Peter La Grand's latest album "Good News" at Regent College.

Pacific Theatre regulars will be very familiar with the musical stylings of Peter La Grand, having seen him on the PT stage in CHRISTMAS PRESENCE these last eight seasons.  But did you know he also plays guitar, drums, and dobro in the acoustic folk trio Ordinary Time along with Jill McFadden and Ben Keyes?  The group finds inspiration in the Christian tradition and is known for creating rich harmonies and thought-provoking lyrics.

On the brink of their fourth album, Ordinary Time invites you to join them for an anniversary show and the release of their latest record, GOOD NEWS.  Local musician Chris Campanelli will be opening the night.

Where: Regent College
When: Friday, December 2nd, 7:00- 10:00 PM
Admission: $10.00

Tickets available for presale online.

You can also catch them for an Advent Concert:

Where: First Baptist Church
When: Sunday, December 4th, 2:30 PM

Saturday, November 26, 2016

dec 7 | loren wilkinson documentary | making peace with creation

Loren Wilkinson has long been a mentor and friend to me. He arrived at Regent just as I began to contemplate returning to a life in the theatre. He invited me into a writers group that first got me thinking of myself as, maybe someday, a writer. Together we taught several Regent Summer School courses at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, some of the richest and most glorious weeks of my life. In the first half decade of Pacific Theatre's life, Loren contributed to various Pacific Theatre shows, including "The Lonely Birch," "Dreams Of Kings & Carpenters" and "First Christmas." I spent many very happy days this summer writing notes on Loren's poems for "Imago Mundi: The Poems of Loren Wilkinson," which we hope to have in print slightly before Christmas this year. And concurrent with the poetry project, another friend, Iwan Russell-Jones, has been creating a documentary about Loren, which premiered at Regent College Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm. Join me there.

Premiere: Making Peace With Creation
Wed Dec 7 @ 7pm
Regent College

Poet and theologian Loren Wilkinson has spent his life thinking, teaching, and campaigning about the environment—or creation, as he prefers to call it. In an era that has seen growing concern about climate change and the impact of industry and technology, Professor Wilkinson has insisted that this is a critical sphere for Christian thought and action. From their home on Galiano Island off the coast of British Columbia, he and his wife, Mary-Ruth Wilkinson, have encouraged generations of students to think long and hard about the meaning of creation and of our responsibility as creatures within it.

What can be done to address the enormous issues facing our fragile and threatened planet?
Is it possible to live confidently and creatively in the face of massive problems such as pollution and the acidification of the oceans?
What hope is there of making peace with creation?
In this hour-long film, made with the assistance of a team of students from Regent College, Loren Wilkinson goes in search of answers to these pressing questions. Through personal reflections (set both in the beautiful Gulf Islands where he lives and in the urban context of Vancouver, where he continues to teach), stimulating conversations with leading thinkers, artists and activists, and specially created art work, together with extracts from his poetry, Loren Wilkinson presents his own compelling and beautiful vision for human life in the 21st century.

Cost: $10/person, $5 for students